Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Obama Syria policy: duplicate Libyan success.

Tulsi Gabbard is one brave Congresswoman. She has challenged her party and the president saying that it’s time for Washington to halt its “illegal, counter-productive war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad. I don’t think Assad should be removed. If Assad is removed and overthrown, ISIS, al Qaeda, Al Nustra [sic], these Islamic extremist groups will walk straight in and take over all of Syria … they will be even stronger.”

Indeed, Washington’s senseless policy in Syria has been hanging out there like overripe fruit for quite some time with the mainstream media instead marching at lockstep to the tune being whistled by a large disengaged and unaccountable White House. Gabbard might go one step further to ask why Syria is the way it is in the first place since that would question Administration priorities under Democrats as well as Republicans, both of which have emphasized eliminating al-Assad for no conceivable reason that has anything to do with actual American interests.[1]

"Actual American interests" is a concept unknown to elected American officials in the federal government.

"Assad must go" is the ritual incantation and it's enough to justify the expenditure of billions of dollars to finance chasing squirrels with a tennis racquet in Syria, to borrow from the great Chris Plante on WMAL.

Far from being a government that occupies any kind of moral high ground so we can point fingers at Pres. Assad, the United States has been
  • sucking the toes of the Saudis,
  • facilitating their loathsome Wahhabi plans for the world (and Syria),
  • arming al Qaida killers in Syria, and
  • doing nothing to prevent ISIS from peddling stolen oil or conducting military operations in Iraq and Syria.
The suffering and destruction has been enormous and the cost incalculable. But our virtue is a given.

Well, so is our stupidity as we enable ISIS and al Qaida, wage war on the sovereign state of Syria without a constitutionally-mandate declaration of war, and create a flood of refugees that is partially threatening the foundations of Western Europe.

There isn't a Western government under the sun that has the slightest understanding of the concept of national security. A focus group of nursing home residents, cheerleaders, and Burger King fry cooks would do better than the so-called experts.

[1] "An Improbable Solution. Delusions on Syria prevail in official Washington." Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, 2/2/16.


Reg T said...

"sucking the toes of the Saudis" That is one damn fine expression of a true state of affairs.

But I refuse to accept it is simple stupidity. It's all part of the "master('s)" plan to crush America and empower the muslims - including this administration's creation, ISIS - to take over the Middle East while also assisting in the jihadi invasion and subjugation of Western Civilization by demographic jihad, along with a fifth column approach to a universal caliphate.

For those folks who feel it is nothing more than stupidity: you need to stop "looking in the mirror" and understand that buffoons such as Obama and Kerry are dangling from strings being pulled from behind a curtain. Yes, they _are_ stupid, but you'd better understand it is all part of a large plan that has been in the making for many years.

Col. B. Bunny said...

Absolutely right. The Holmesian analysis sheds all kinds of light on this. Once you eliminate the possibility that the rulers are stupid or don't know what they are doing what you are left with is the truth, no matter how improbable.

It's impossible to believe that Merkel, Hollande, Sarkozy, Cameron, etc. don't (or didn't) know the immense damage they are doing to their countrymen. Therefore, they intend(ed) to do that very damage.

The really amazing part is how uniform they all in their hostility to their own. It's virtually a clean sweep across the elites of all Western countries. If I were the Chinese or Russians I'd be terrified by three lunatic Western countries having nuclear weapons.